Northeast Regional Leadership Committee

Serving Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties

Through the Rural Action Network Community Resource Center (CRC) convenes a powerful network of nonprofits, community leaders, funders, and changemakers to tackle persistent issues, develop and cultivate rural leadership, align and increase the giving of philanthropy with the needs of rural nonprofits to support thriving and just communities across rural Colorado.

Steering Committee Outreach Sessions

Please join Community Resource Center for an outreach meeting to learn about the June 2025 Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days conference, which serves Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.

The Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD)® conference provides a forum for quality professional development opportunities close to home as well as networking with other community leaders in the region and relationship building opportunities with statewide funders. RPD not only creates the space to educate each other on regional needs but also works towards collaboratively addressing community-wide issues in the region. The conference revisits the Northeast region once every four years.

This hour-long informational meeting will explain more about the conference planning process – honing in on the role, responsibilities, and benefits that come from serving on the regional Steering Committee. These meetings will be held virtually via Zoom in October/November of 2024 – Exact dates TBD.

Northeast Regional Grant Writing Training Series 

This Spring, the Northeast RLC and Community Resource Center will be hosting a series of grant writing trainings to empower leaders in the community to build their fundraising capacity. These trainings will be held in four different locations (Fort Morgan, Limon, Sterling, and Wray) across the Northeast. After attending a training, participants will learn about grant writing and grant seeking topics such as:
  • Grant Funding: Nonprofit Economy, Foundation Variations, Types of Grants
  • Grant Writing Process: Research, Reflection, Case for Support
  • Grant Application: Narrative, Attachments, Cover Letter and Summary
  • Next Steps & tips for success: Planning and Management, Relationship Building
The Northeast region includes Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties. If you are based in or work within one of these communities and are interested in expanding your professional skills, register below!


  • Over $30,000 in economic impact to the community
  • 134 participants
  • Over $50,000 raised locally for the conference
  • 95% of local participants reported that they built relationships with other nonprofits and community leaders in the region
  • 90% of local participants reported that they learned new skills that will increase their professional capacity

Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days®

June 9-11, 2021 | Lincoln County

From June 9-11, 2021 over 150 nonprofit professionals, grantmakers, community leaders, distinguished speakers, and elected officials united in Lincoln County to exchange knowledge and expand professional networks at the Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days conference.

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Northeast region which is composed of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties. To become involved in the Northeast Regional Leadership Committee to help plan interim programming please contact Natalie Georgalas, Rural Action Network Program Manager at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Rural Philanthropy Days™ (RPD) is a statewide program that provides nonprofit leaders the resources they need to lead effective and sustainable organizations.

Our Goals

  • Rural Colorado’s nonprofit sector will have increased access to resources that support the operation of sustainable organizations in order to strengthen social impact.
  • Grantmakers are increasingly engaged with rural Colorado community leaders to ensure a better understanding of regional challenges and collaborative opportunities.
  • Rural communities have the resources needed to effectively collaborate on a regional scale by engaging nonprofit professionals, community leaders, government officials, and other statewide stakeholders.

For more information, please contact:

Katy Sawyer, Director of Capacity Building, email hidden; JavaScript is required.